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How to handle lots of spam sign ups?

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Pirate Praveen Public Seen by 216

I think we should stop new sign ups at least temporarily. Also see https://git.fosscommunity.in/community/poddery.com/issues/32

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Pirate Praveen started a proposal Sun 19 May 2019

Stop new sign ups temporarily Closed Wed 22 May 2019

Outcome
by Pirate Praveen Thu 23 May 2019

We can stop new sign ups temporarily and figure out ways to stop spammers in the meantime.

I think we need to stop new sign ups temporarily and figure out a way to stop spam sign ups permanently.

Results
Agree - 3
Abstain - 0
Disagree - 0
Block - 0
3 people have voted (5%)
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Anish Sheela
Agree
Sun 19 May 2019

Yes. Have to handle spam. Else it will affect real users too.

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Pirate Praveen
Agree
Sun 19 May 2019

JS

Juan Santiago
Agree
Sun 19 May 2019

ok, this must be sustainable

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Bady Tue 28 May 2019

i think we could try setting captcha image_style to almost_invisible? we've already set distortion as high.

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Pirate Praveen Sat 8 Jun 2019

Diaspora HQ suggested disabling http 1.0 stopped spam sign ups, we could try that.

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Pirate Praveen Tue 11 Jun 2019

After http 1.0 was disabled, the spam sign ups have stopped for now. We will have to now think about cleaning up existing spam accounts.